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MD Elective Catalog

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers elective courses in 24 different clinical areas. You complete courses in designated two- or four-week elective blocks in stage three and stage four of the MD curriculum. Learn more about when electives take place and the elective lottery process.

Students matriculated at our school can access the SOLARIS (Kerberos ID and password required for login) to participate in elective lotteries and manage their schedules. Enrolling in electives is slightly different for visiting students.

We also provide information about the process of completing and receiving credit for “away” electives at other U.S. medical schools or teaching hospitals for NYU Grossman School of Medicine students.

Other Options for Earning Elective Credits

You can also earn elective credits in custom areas by completing an individual preceptorship or elective. To do this, you need guidance from a faculty mentor and approval from the senior associate dean for medical education.

To explore these options, complete the appropriate application (preceptorship, research elective, service learning elective) and submit it to the Registrar’s Office as indicated on the form.

Elective Course Topics

Browse elective course information, expectations, and prerequisites by topic

Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Forensic Medicine
Gross Anatomy
Interdepartmental Electives
Medicine
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Plastic Surgery
Psychiatry
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Surgery
Urology

Elective Course Dates

During the elective lottery, you rank the available elective date blocks based on personal preference. After the lottery closes, you have up until 60 days before the elective start date to drop, add, or modify your elective assignments.

Four-Week Elective Blocks 2020–21

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 April 30, 2020
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 May 28, 2020
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 June 25, 2020
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 July 30, 2020
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 August 27, 2020
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 September 24, 2020
January 4, 2021 January 31, 2021 November 5, 2020
February 1, 2021 February 28, 2021 December 3, 2020
March 1, 2021 March 28, 2021 December 31, 2020
April 5, 2021 May 2, 2021 February 4, 2021
May 3, 2021 May 30, 2021 March 4, 2021
May 31, 2021 June 27, 2021 April 1, 2021
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.

Two-Week Elective Blocks 2020–21

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
June 29, 2020 July 12, 2020 April 30, 2020
July 13, 2020 July 26, 2020 May 14, 2020
July 27, 2020 August 9, 2020 May 28, 2020
August 10, 2020 August 23, 2020 June 11, 2020
August 24, 2020 September 6, 2020 June 25, 2020
September 7, 2020 September 20, 2020 July 9, 2020
September 28, 2020 October 11, 2020 July 30, 2020
October 12, 2020 October 25, 2020 August 13, 2020
October 26, 2020 November 8, 2020 August 27, 2020
November 9, 2020 November 22, 2020 September 10, 2020
November 23, 2020 December 6, 2020 September 24, 2020
December 7, 2020 December 20, 2020 October 8, 2020
January 4, 2021 January 17, 2021 November 5, 2020
January 18, 2021 January 31, 2021 November 19, 2020
February 1, 2021 February 14, 2021 December 3, 2020
February 15, 2021 February 28, 2021 December 17, 2020
March 1, 2021 March 14, 2021 December 31, 2020
March 15, 2021 March 28, 2021 January 14, 2021
April 5, 2021 April 18, 2021 February 4, 2021
April 19, 2021 May 2, 2021 February 18, 2021
May 3, 2021 May 16, 2021 March 4, 2021
May 17, 2021 May 30, 2021 March 18, 2021
May 31, 2021 June 13, 2021 April 1, 2021
June 14, 2021 June 27, 2021 April 15, 2021
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.